Tuition & Fees
For the 2019-2020 school year, a credit load of 16 credits per semester will be approximately $2,982.08 plus books and other related expenses.
Tuition: $166.13 Tuition + $20.25 fees = $186.38 per credit
Some programs and courses cost more and are charged a tuition differential rate.
- Farm Business Management: $166.13.29 per credit + $11.75 fees = $177.88 per credit
- Nursing – Associates Degree and Bachelor of Science : $201.29 per credit+ $20.25 fees = $221.54 per credit
- Nursing – Practical Nursing: $195.29 per credit+ $20.25 fees = $215.54 per credit
- Veterinary Technology: $187.79 per credit + $20.25 fees =$208.04 per credit
- Senior Citizen Rate Age 62 or Older: $20.00 per credit plus applicable fees
Online Courses Tuition (Resident and Nonresident)
Online Course Tuition: $184.98 Tuition + $16.90 Fees = $201.88 per credit
If you live in a state that has a reciprocity agreement with Minnesota, tuition and fees will be based on your state’s reciprocity agreement. A special form must be completed. Ridgewater College allows students who reside in states that don’t have reciprocity agreements with the state of Minnesota to pay in-state tuition rates.
Nonresident Tuition: $166.13 per credit plus fees
North Dakota Reciprocity Rate: $166.13 per credit plus fees
South Dakota Reciprocity Rate: $166.13 per credit plus fees
Wisconsin Reciprocity Rate: $166.13 per credit plus fees
Note: Fees are approximately $20.25 per credit for a full-time student.
All costs are approximate and may be amended at any time. This page is intended as an informational source only. Changes may be made as needed at the discretion of Ridgewater College. Actual costs may vary due to fee structure, state guidelines, or policy changes. For more information, please call the Business Office for the Hutchinson campus at 320-234-8528 or the Willmar campus at 320-222-5641.
Average estimated living expenses range between $3,500 to $4,500 for the academic school year.
Parking on Campus
All employees and students who park a vehicle in college parking lots are required to purchase and display a current parking permit on their vehicle. If a student owns and drives more than one vehicle to the campus, additional vehicle permits for use by the student only may be purchased for $5.
Other Fees & Special Costs
Some technical programs may have additional tool/book requirements ranging from $250 to $1,200. Some programs also charge a lab fee, which may range from $30 to $165 per year. Please check with a college counselor for individual program details.